Bina Harbour is a game-changer: PM

THE proposed Bina Harbour project in Malaita has the potential to move this country forward.  That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. In his speech, during the Business Excellence Award (BEA) over the weekend, Sogavare stated that Malaita is “one of our most economically important provinces”.  “I strongly believe that Bina Harbour is game-changer,” he…

Suidani lauds govt for listing Bina Harbour 

Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani has applauded the national government for making the Bina Harbour Tuna processing plant project a top priority in its 2020 budget. Mr Suidani stated this is a press release after Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma announced the priority projects for 2020. Mr Kuma in his 2020 budget speech…

Miss Solomon Islands 1st runner up

Miss Solomon Islands Gladys Habu came second at last week’s Miss Pacific Islands (MPIP) show held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea that concluded over the weekend. Despite not being able to bring the crown home Ms Habu won Solomon Island’s highest placement ever at the Miss Pacific Islands Pageant having placed as 1st runner…

BIG PROMISES FOR MALAITA

DCGA revisits Malaita projects as top priority for 2020 By IAN M.KAUKUI THE Democratic Coalition for Advancement (DCGA) like other past governments have again included Malaita province when it comes to national projects. In the 2020 national budget speech second reading in parliament last week, Minister of Finance Hurry Kuma said Bina Harbour project and…

Customs receive mobile X-Ray scanner

THE Customs Division of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) will now be able to non-intrusively inspect cargo imports and exports to detect cargo assessed as “high risk” at Honiara International port with a newly received mobile x-ray scanner recently. The new technology will assist Customs to better implement their mandate to enforce border…

UNDP and stakeholders validate Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initiative final report

THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), relevant national stakeholders and representatives from five schools in Honiara took part in the final validation workshop within the “Schools Re-thinking Plastic Initiative”, in Honiara on Tuesday 26th November 2019. Koloale, Florence Young, Emmaus, St Nicholas, and Honiara High School have been part of an experiment which applied behavioural…